Charlie: Will’s in Sugar Land, he says, “I’m just wondering if you have any recommendations for sound-proofing windows? We have a noisy neighbor with a constantly-barking dog, and we’re looking to replace two bedroom windows on that side of the house, and I know that some people won’t take on a job unless it’s the whole house.” Don’t know who that is, cause I know Gulf Coast would do one side, but anyway, –
Charlie: The … What about this? Can … Recommendations? Will windows help sound-proof, or at least –
Tom: If you use the word sound-proof, you’re gonna have to brick over it. And if you have a dog out there barking, you can get better windows. It will lower the decibel some, and you can talk to the window replacement people and tell them exactly what your problem is, and they’ll have the best option for you. But I’m gonna tell you right now, sound-proofing it is not gonna happen if you have a barking dog outside. Even if you didn’t have the window, it would just come right through the wall.
Charlie: So, maybe those composite windows from Gulf Coast –
Tom: That’s … What I would do is take a look at the decibels that it transfers through. They’re gonna have those specifications for you.
Tom: They have a lot of different windows. I mean, even maybe hurricane glass has a lower decibel with it cause it’s so thick, so take a look at everything and make your choice based on the noise, not the energy savings.